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aurora borealis sand art

by Klaus Bosch $110.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Cool, Calm and Collected

Calming as the sky on a long winter's night, this sand window offers the weary eye an ever-changing view. Multicolored sand and water are sealed in a wooden frame, with the northern lights in a midnight sky printed behind them. Rotate the glass, and enjoy the sight of the sand swirling and shifting into clouds and landscapes, glaciers and mountains of intricate lines and patterns. The included rear mounting hardware allows you to rotate the frame a full 360 degrees. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria, this inventive artwork will bring a calming, natural presence and a sense of wonder to your office or home. Please note that the video above is of Black Window Art, available here.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21615
Made from
plastic, glass, sand, wood, water
Measurements
11.5" H x 16.5" W
Notes
Care instructions: Do not use in direct sunlight. Turn the picture at least once every month.

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  • the maker
Klaus Bosch

Klaus Bosch

Klaus Bosch calls himself the Sandman, and rightfully so. Born in Lustenau, Austria, Bosch created "Rainbow Vision" sand pictures and "Za-Zen" zen gardens. He continually produces beautiful works of art based on the ever changing quality of sand.

Many would call him an artist, but the Sandman considers himself a talented craftsmen. As a child, Bosch was fascinated by science, the cosmos and stars, and the idea of being part of the bigger picture of the universe. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (20)
  • Attractive (19)
  • Bright (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (19)
  • Gifts (17)
  • Living room (14)
  • Kitchen (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (15), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (7), Other (7), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Birthday (7), Other (6)

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5.0

Mesmorizing!

By 

from Austin, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office
    • Outdoors

    Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

    Great as a gift for someone's office. De-stressing!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By 

    from TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Beautiful
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Interactive
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

    My friend loved it and is always turning it. However, the hanger fell out of the box and is missing so he has not been able to hang it. The bubbles work great and the sand art is everything it was promoted to be.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    He loves it!!

    By 

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Bright Colors
    • Creative
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Delicate Syringe
    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office

    Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

    Things that are great about it and things that could have been better. The instructions were very vague and I found myself googling a lot on Christmas night. Luckily, he found the whole process fantastic and creative. So that's all that really matters!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivered perfectly on time without any damages!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Good

    By 

    from Boston

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

      The receiver of this gift loved it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Father
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Unique Christmas gift!

      By 

      from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

        Was looking for a unique gift to get my step father for Christmas and this was it! Was very pleased when I received it. Very good quality and very beautiful. Could not be happier!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not as advertised.

        By 

        from Orange County, CA

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        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • Colors Are Not Bright
        • Frame Corners Not Aligned
        • Low Quality
        • Needle Doesn't Work

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

        The pictures online were breathtaking. The descritions of how it worked made it seem like a lovely, unique, and eye-soothing gift for my husband. However,there is very little blue in my painting...mostly grays and browns. It is actually a bit depressing to look at. I would not buy anything from this artist again, because he seems to have trouble maintaining quality in his art.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt, but was not the Aurora Borealis sand painting that I had ordered. Customer service shipped the correct speedily so it would arrive before Christmas.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        nice but not great

        By 

        from San Diego

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

            The sand does not work as well as you would think it would...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Looks great

            By 

            from Walled lake, michigan

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

                  It appears that there is a line of sand going across the the glass that doesnt go away. I have been trying since it was received. Haven't given it as a gift as of yet. May return it as this line takes away from the picture quality.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Looks very cheap

                  By 

                  from NY

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                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Bubbles In The Water
                  • Delicate
                  • Low Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

                  I bought this picture for my boyfriends man cave. He loves really unique things. I will be returning it. The frame around the picture looks cheap and very 90's. the picture itself is very cloudy and the water has bubbles in it. It did arrive very fast though and I will be ordering from the site again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Northern Lights all around

                  By 

                  from Washington, NJ

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Living Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about AURORA BOREALIS SAND ART:

                    I like the fact that every time it's turned (no matter what direction), it gives you a completely different "northern lights" view. You do have to adjust the air/water flow when you get it...otherwise, the sand comes down too fast. Still makes a cool view, but...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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